Juventus Captain and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon stated that reaching the final of UEFA Champions League count for nothing. The Italian number 1 lost two UCL finals in 2003 and in 2015, most recently against Barcelona. Juventus have now qualified for the final of Champions League with 4-1 aggregate win against French side. Buffon finally conceded first goal of the competition after playing 600 minutes. It was Mbappe who netted the first goal against Buffon in this season of Europe’s biggest competition. Read what Buffon said after reaching the final of tournament.
Buffon: Reaching final counts for nothing
The goalkeeper and his team-mates are happy with their performance, but he believes reaching the final counts for nothing. After the match, he said
“It was damn difficult, regardless of winning 2-0 in the first leg. If we had come here tonight with an arrogant approach, we would have experienced some very difficult moments.”
“We still did, but when you’ve got the right mentality, you can overcome those obstacles. We are in the final, but now reaching the final counts for nothing.”
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“I am very happy, because I’ve got here in good shape and if I wasn’t in a big club and with great team-mates, I would never have come back into the Champions League final. Two years ago everyone assumed it was my Champions League final, and I though that too, but you have to keep believing in your dreams.”
Juventus will play next game against Serie A giants AS Roma on 14th May. They will play the final of Champions league against winner of Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid.